NBD! G&L Kiloton Fretless (Sunburst)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Otzbass, May 10, 2020.

  1. Otzbass

    Otzbass

    May 11, 2019
    It is a very exciting day; in addition to celebrating my Mother and Granrmother, this fretless atrocity arrived today. By far the most comfortable bass I have ever played, and it sounds dang good too. 20200510_213306.jpg
     
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  2. MMiller28

    MMiller28 Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    Looks wonderful but you lost me at “atrocity”
     
  3. Otzbass

    Otzbass

    May 11, 2019
    I meant "atrocity" in a very sarcastic, loving way. It is a beautiful instrument
     
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  4. MMiller28

    MMiller28 Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    Ah. Makes more sense because it looks awesome and probably sounds great!
     
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  5. luciens

    luciens

    Feb 9, 2020
    Somebody finally bought it! :). I had this bass in my cart on Reverb about 14 times lol. If it's that bass, which it looks like it is. I think you'll love it, G&L makes a superb instrument! Enjoy!

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  6. Very pretty! Congratulations! The more I read about these the more I like them. Passive, correct? Very cool. Play it in good health!
     
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That is a rare G&L fretless with what I think is a rosewood fingerboard. They usually are ebony.
     
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  8. luciens

    luciens

    Feb 9, 2020
    If that's the one I almost bought, it's a chechan rosewood board. Which is what I believe is on my jaco also....

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  9. luciens

    luciens

    Feb 9, 2020
    PS: I stand corrected: the jaco's fingerboard is Pao Ferro....

    L
     
  10. luciens

    luciens

    Feb 9, 2020
    But the only reason I didn't pull the trigger on this one was it was a 5 string. And I know my arms eventually rebel when I play anything thicker than a 4 string and it starts sitting on the stand all the time.... but looks it went to a good home after all :).

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  11. Otzbass

    Otzbass

    May 11, 2019
    Thank you! Yeah its passive, but it's easily just as hot as my stingray was. Different tone, of course, but major output for sure.
     
  12. Otzbass

    Otzbass

    May 11, 2019
    Its Chechen I believe. Really interesting color, great tone though. Very dense wood. It seems like G&L experimented a lot with fingerboard wood; my close friend has a fretless L2000 from the 80s with this trippy laminate fingerboard.
     
  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    You say it’s dense wood; is it hard like ebony?
     
  14. Otzbass

    Otzbass

    May 11, 2019
    Actually according to the internet it's a bit softer than ebony and rosewood, but harder than maple.
     
  15. luciens

    luciens

    Feb 9, 2020
    So is it bare wood? I couldn't tell if it had a finish on it or if it was completely bare....

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  16. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Play some great music on that lovely bass!
     
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  17. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Pure delight but I wonder why not the 3+2 headstock a la 2500...
     
  18. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    G&L's 4+1 headstock looks way better than their 3+2, in my opinion. A Fender-style 3+2 usually doesn't appeal to me... although Lakland's wasn't bad.

     
  19. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Dang!
    I'm sure your mom and grandma are worth celebrating and all, but that bass is really cool. Speaker on the porch, turn to 11 so we can all hear it. Mwaaaahhhhh.
     
  20. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    I don't like the post-lawsuit G&L headstock in general, with that pointy thing they added. I guess the 3+2 softens it to my eyes by making it appear... more symmetrical maybe?